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    Way too much time on my hands!

    Here's another. Different lighting and you can definitely see a difference but still a lot better than the old wood finish wrap they had on it! If you squint really hard, it looks perfect!!!! Ha
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    Way too much time on my hands!

    Thanks man! Still working on the shields but I'll send pics when they're done and ready for battle!
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    Way too much time on my hands!

    Howdy all. Just thought I'd share some pics of a lazy Friday project with all of you. Had some old 8" MIJ toms that were in really bad shape and figured I'd just paint one to match my Catalina Elite with a white marine pearl wrap. Just some acrylic paint and gloss spray paint and it's not such...
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    Unknown Zildjian Help!

    Thanks so much for the info. I'll get the weight and photos out to you soon and hopefully that helps. My guess is early 80s since that was when I purchased my first kit and it's possible one of these cymbals came with the sale. We'll see! Thanks again everyone
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    Unknown Zildjian Help!

    Thanks for the advice. I'll have to weigh them and see what I got.
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    Unknown Zildjian Help!

    Quick update! Did a little digging and found that they're 70s era thin stamped. Apparently no series, just A Zildjians but not sure if they produced crash/ride combos or this 20" just sounds great as a crash as well! Either way, I guess I can give them their proper names- sweet and sweeter!
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    Unknown Zildjian Help!

    Hey all. I have two old Zildjians I've played since at least the nineties. One is a 20" crash/ride and the other an 18" crash. They both have hollow logos on the underside but other than that, I have no way of identifying when they were made and what series. I would love any info you can provide...
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    Drum Bag Size?

    Thanks guys. Definitely helpful. I'll also check out those Warwick Rockbags.
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    Drum Bag Size?

    Thanks for the info and vid. I was thinking probably low end Road Runner. Not really planning on major gigging, just a couple here and there. Basically just looking for something that will keep them somewhat safe and convenient to carry the one or two more times I actually play out! Getting...
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    Drum Bag Size?

    Hey everyone. I need to buy some drum bags and this is a first for me after almost 30 years of just lugging them around in the trunk every now and then. My question is- do bags account for lugs, spurs, mounts, etc. ? I have a catalina maple- 20x16, 7x10, 8x12, 14x14 and 5 1/2x14. Do I get the...
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    Afraid to practice because people might hear me

    "Be who you are and say (PLAY) what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind." – Dr. Seuss
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    Sounds Good to Me!

    Hey everybody. So I set up my old Catalina Elite (which I refuse to part with) after recently purchasing a new Gretsch Maple and I was simply too lazy to move cymbals from one kit to the other and decided to shop a little. I happened to find an old made in Germany Camber II 20" ride for $30 and...
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    Tell Me About This Drumset: Gretsch Catalina Club

    Welcome to the forum. Like you said, new heads and some proper tuning and they'll sound great. Still have my Catalina Elite jazz kit from the early 2000s along with another gretsch Maple and I refuse to get rid of my Elite! Love the sound and the sun stained white marine pearl wrap. Still...
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    WORLD’S WORST DRUM KEY

    Not my worst but definitely my oldest and most cherished. I have no idea who made it but I purchased it in the 80s along with a my silver sparkle Mercury. Miss those drums!
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